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Fire Department


The Okmulgee Fire Department is a multipurpose department that combines the practices of fire protection, fire suppression and fire prevention into one department. There are 26 full-time employees in the department. The department is made up of a fire chief, fire investigator, three lieutenants, six drivers, and nine firefighters. The Okmulgee Fire Chief is Bruce Swearingen at (918)-758-1136 and the Fire Investigator is Rick Chisum at (918)-756-1134. The Chief and Fire Investigator work 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and are on-call after hours. The firefighters work 24 hours on and 48 hours off duty. The Okmulgee Fire Department's fleet includes eleven pieces of firefighting apparatuses, four of which are engine pumpers, including a 2004 E-1. The OFD has two fire stations: Central, which is the main headquarters, can be reached at (918)-756-3265 and Eastside, which can be reached at (918)-756-3635.

Burn Permit

Permission from the Okmulgee Fire Department for outdoor burning is required before any burning can take place inside the city limits of Okmulgee. Contact the Okmulgee Fire Department at (918)-756-3265 for details.

Fire Hazards

Information on seeking and eliminating hazards associated with fire in your home or place of work can be obtained from the Fire Investigator's Office.

Fire Inspections

The Okmulgee Fire Department conducts on a routine basis, fire prevention inspections for homes and businesses. For more information or to schedule an inspection, call the Fire Investigator at (918)-756-1134.

Grass Fire

For grass fires, call the Okmulgee Fire Department at 911. Intentional burning inside the City Limits is prohibited except by special permit, issued by the Code Enforcement Office (see Burn Permits above). The Fire Department should be notified in advance of scheduled intentional burns outside the City Limits by calling (918)-758-1134.